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Dienstag, 4th Februar 2020
Montag, 16th März 2020
PET-MRI Neuroimaging Lecturer
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health, Department of Neuroscience
We are seeking a highly motivated and experienced imaging scientist to drive forward new methodologies and clinical neuroscience applications on a newly installed time-of-flight PET-MRI system in partnership with collaborators across the University and NHS trust.
You will develop clinical research programs within the Department of Neuroscience including the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), one of the world-leading center’s for research into neurodegenerative diseases and the Sheffield Biomedical Research Centre. SITraN is a part of the new Neuroscience Institute at the University of Sheffield, one of only four Flagship Institutes set up to tackle key issues facing humanity by cross-faculty collaborations.
You will develop novel PET-MRI methodologies for the nervous system working in close collaboration with one of the country’s leading medical imaging groups, based in the Department of Imaging, Infection, Immunity & Cardiovascular Disease (I3CD). The group have a strong track record in imaging technology development and clinical translation working in collaboration with researchers across the University and Sheffield Teaching Hospitals NHS Trust.
We aim to collaborate and support clinical and non-clinical researchers across all Departments in the Faculty of Medicine Dentistry and Health and the wider University to further grow clinical applications and methodological depth in this area of strategic research priority in Advanced Biomedical Imaging.
In your role, you will have the full support of the Imaging group, the department, the faculty and the University.
You will contribute to the undergraduate and postgraduate teaching programmes of the department and faculty and will be involved with the assessment of students. They will take on mentoring responsibilities for a small group of students on the MBChB programme.
The post-holder will be required to undertake some administrative work in support of the needs of the Department of Neuroscience and The University of Sheffield. Administrative duties will be determined with the SITraN Director but should not detract from the research opportunities available to the post-holder.
The successful candidate will benefit from a range of seminar series and other scientific meetings held within the group, department and the Faculty. The post holder will present their findings at group and departmental meetings, and national and international conferences. The candidate will be expected to publish research findings in high-quality, international journals and work towards clinical translation for patient benefit.
You will be an outstanding scholar and a successful independent researcher familiar with the challenges of in-vivo biomedical imaging research and developing PET-MRI techniques for clinical applications. You will have a strong background in imaging science, physics, engineering and computing and be able to work alongside clinicians, engineers, scientists, industrial collaborators, computational modelers and software developers. You will have excellent team building skills and be an inspiring teacher and supervisor of students, both undergraduate and postgraduate. You will be well published in your field, and have experience of attracting substantial grant funding with a clear vision for developing imaging in your area in Sheffield. You will also have experience in teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate levels and in leading courses or modules.
You should provide evidence in your application that you meet the following criteria. We will use a range of selection methods to measure your abilities in these areas including reviewing your online application, seeking references, inviting shortlisted candidates to interview and other forms of assessment action relevant to the post.
About the Team
Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry & Health
The Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health is one of the major UK centres for education and research in health and related subjects (www.sheffield.ac.uk/faculty/medicine-dentistry-health). With origins dating back to 1828, the Faculty has a long-standing tradition of excellence in clinical education and research. Over 2,500 students study within the Faculty each year, on over 40 different courses. In addition, over 200 students are registered on research degrees, supporting a Faculty research portfolio in excess of £30M. Independent assessments of our teaching and research quality rate us as among the best in the UK.
Department of Neuroscience
Our internationally renowned neuroscience research focuses on the understanding of the mechanisms of neurodegeneration and the development of new treatments for neurodegenerative diseases (www.sheffield.ac.uk/neuroscience). The Department is home to the Sheffield Institute for Translational Neuroscience (SITraN), a centre of excellence for basic and clinical research into motor neuron disease (MND) and related neurodegenerative disorders. Our goal is to translate scientific discoveries emerging from experimental work in the laboratory into effective therapies and better outcomes for patients in the clinical care setting.
The international excellence of SITraN’s research was recognized on 21 November 2019 by the award of a Queen’s Anniversary Prize – an award unique in the honours system and only bestowed upon a UK college or university which demonstrates new and innovative approaches to its research and development that have delivered benefits to the public at local, national and global levels.
The University of Sheffield has recently recognised the internationally leading excellence of its neuroscience research through the creation of a Neuroscience Institute, one of only four Flagship Institutes (www.sheffield.ac.uk/research/flagship-institutes) that bring together the University’s strengths to tackle the complex problems facing humanity, turning interdisciplinary and translational research into real-world solutions. Preclinical and clinical neuroimaging play a central role in the research strategy of the Neuroscience Institute, combining advanced computational, neuroimaging and other state-of-the-art research tools across different scales to investigate the function and dysfunction of the nervous system.
Department of Imaging, Infection, Immunity and Cardiovascular Disease (I3CD)
I3CD was formed in September 2015, bringing together research strengths in medical and biomedical imaging, infection, inflammation, discovery science, experimental model systems and cardiopulmonary medicine (www.sheffield.ac.uk/iicd). The department is building a strong strategy, and its aspiration is to have sustainable, internationally excellent teaching and research. We have four research themes: Imaging and Modelling in Medicine and Biology, Immune Programming and Genetics, Infection Driving Disease Processes, and Repair and Remodelling. Our major areas of research are stratified approaches to diagnosis and treatment, elucidation of fundamental mechanisms and identification of new therapeutic targets. The department’s research profile is available here www.sheffield.ac.uk/iicd/research.
We comprise a vibrant successful department, which pushes boundaries through our strong partnerships with other Universities, Industry, Pharma, NHS Trusts, Medical Device Manufacturers and patients. We engage with interdisciplinary and multidisciplinary research, drawing input and insight from engineers, physicists, mathematicians, computational scientists and chemists. The department has a strong ethos of achieving success through collaboration and a renewed internal culture of excellence and openness amongst research and academic staff.
Main Duties and Responsibilities
Terms and conditions of employment: Will be those for Grade 8 staff.
Salary for this grade: £41,526 - £49,553 per annum. Potential to progress to £55,750 per annum through sustained exceptional contribution.
This post is open ended.
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